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18 die as boat conveying Sallah celebrants capsizes in Katsina

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Not less than 18 individuals have died whereas six individuals have been declared lacking after a ship capsized in a river in Mai’adua Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.

 

In keeping with a resident, Lawal Sakatare, the canoe conveying 24 Sallah celebrants capsized at about 11:00 pm on Wednesday, Could 4. Majority of those who drowned have been younger youngsters. 

 

“Fourteen of them have been from Tsabu village whereas 4 have been from Dogon Hawa village. Fifteen out of the 18 have been buried in Mai’adua as we speak (Thursday) whereas the remaining six individuals onboard are nonetheless lacking,” he stated.

 

He added {that a} crew from the affected villages was nonetheless on a search and rescue mission, making an attempt to find the remaining six regardless that hope of getting them alive had dimmed.

 

The State Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo was among the many dignitaries that attended the funeral of the victims. 

 

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